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- Four couples relive their loveliest days on the eve of V-Day
Bunty Singh and Lily

Caste past

First sight: Lily had rented a flat with few of her friends in Bunty’s paternal house at SK Nagar in 1978

Duration of courtship: One year

Date of marriage: May 23, 1979

Issues in marriage: Caste difference, groom’s family was initially reluctant

Relationship tips: “Couples should behave with utmost maturity, responsibility and should not tend to make hasty decisions,” says Lily

V-Day plan: “We are grandparents now and our two sons are settled in Hyderabad and Bangalore, respectively. Hence, we would celebrate Valentine’s Day in our mutual company at the same house from where our journey started,” says Bunty    

Rohit Singh and Pankhuri Yadav

From far to near

First sight: Rohit from Patna and Pankhuri is from Bareilly, were miles away before their first meeting in Jamshedpur. They worked together in Tata Steel from 2010

Duration of courtship: Two years

Date of marriage: March 1, 2012

Issues in marriage: None

Relationship tips:  “Both should try to understand each other and not tend to arrive at hasty conclusions. A great deal of mutual understanding and adjustments is needed when both partners are working,” says Pankhuri  

V-Day plan: “Outing with friends in daytime and a private dinner at a fancy restaurant in the evening,” says Rohit

Santosh Kumar and Harshita Kanchan

Space & faith

First sight: At a marriage in 2004

Duration of courtship: Nine years

Date of marriage: May 1, 2013

Issues in marriage: None

Relationship tips: “Give enough space to your partner so that he/she can have freedom. Also, try to understand each other all the time,” says Harshita, sharing her experience of happily married life with Santosh

V-Day plan: “I have bought a couple of gifts for him and I guess he also has purchased something for me. So, we would exchange gifts for sure. Also, I am planning to make a special dinner for the V-Day evening,” says Harshita

Sumit Kheria and Reshu Mittal Kheria
From campus

First sight: Through a common friend when both were in college

Duration of courtship: Six years

Date of marriage: November 22, 2011

Issues in marriage: None

Relationship tips: “Trust and believe each other, and life would be peaceful,” says Reshu, still bubbly like her college days after over two years of marriage

V-Day plan: “We shall have loads of fun. We have a plan to go out for dinner on Valentine’s Day. After sumptuous food, we shall watch a movie. In all probability, we shall hit a theatre to watch Hasee toh Phasee,” said Sumit